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Robert Englund reprises Freddy Krueger to help cinema bosses

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Aug 11, 2014 | 1:03pm EDT

Nightmare On Elm Street star Robert Englund reprised his role as Freddy Krueger for a convention in Chicago, Illinois over the weekend (09-10Aug14) to raise money for a struggling cinema he frequented as a kid. The actor underwent two and a half hours of make-up to raise cash for Chicago's Midway Drive-In Theater, so cinema bosses can upgrade their projectors. Englund tells the local Fox News channel, "I love the Midway, I love the fact that they're saving drive-in movies. Like many young men of the Boomer generation, I think that's where I lost my virginity." Englund charged fans at Flashback Weekend to get their photos taken with iconic boogeyman Freddy Krueger and all proceeds benefited the cinema.

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